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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Oct 9, 2011 12:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 89

thanks for sharing your story. you're not alone. a lot of heads stopped going to shows once the scene was ruined. once 1990 hit, the scene only got worse with each passing year. by '95, there were just way to many people going to shows who weren't going for the music. these are the assholes that attracted all the attention from the police and destroyed the scene. something can only get so popular before it starts being lame, and the GD simply got too popular and attracted to many people who wouldn't have previously been attracted to the band.

my experiences with the law have been pretty similar unfortunately, despite how courteous i've always been to officers. i know there's plenty of good cops out there, but the majority of the ones i've had dealings with remind me of bullies from middle or high school.

anyway, i hope you haven't let those experiences dampen your enjoyment of some of the fine music that was still created in the '90s. are you familiar with some of the shows from may 1990? it's some of the finest GD from the latter years.

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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Oct 9, 2011 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 89

I'm sorry I thought the scene was ruined in 87, or was that 84 or 79 or .....

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Poster: toad68 Date: Oct 9, 2011 2:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 89

I guess it's all just a matter of perspective. As far as attending Grateful Dead concerts is concerned, my personal best year was 89--saw eight shows and had a blast every time. Also there was a lot of other good stuff going on in my life in 89. Someone else's best year might have been 94, 95, or 66 for all I know. As far as listening on the forum goes, I like every era, I suppose. I really dig 60's dead now, while in 89 I didn't care for it so much. For the past couple of weeks I've spent a lot of time in 89--largely for nostalgic reasons, I suppose. Good times, good times. If you get confused, listen to the music play.

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